Vol. I, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1902)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.

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Chapter 341

Margin Notes
Chap. 341 Fulfilling treaties for 1886. etc.
Chap. 341 Sale of Omaha lands.
    [23 Stat., 370.]
    Aug. 7, 1882, c. 434, ante, p. 212, and note.

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Chapter 341
    Mar. 3, 1885. | 23 Stat., 362.
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An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

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To enable the Secretary of the Interior to appraise and sell, in accordance with the provisions of an act entitled “An act to provide for the sale of a part of the reservation of the Omaha tribe of Indians, in the State of Nebraska, and for other purposes,” approved August seventh, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, that portion of said reservation in township twenty-four, range seven east, remaining unallotted on the first day of June, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, one thousand dollars; said sum to be reimbursed from the fund received from the sale of said lands: Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, and with the consent of the Indians, extend the time of payment for land as fixed by section two of said act so that one third of the purchase money shall become due and payable in two years from the date when the land shall be or has been thrown open to settlement, together with one year's interest on the amount of the first instalment, to be paid when entry is made; and the second instalment of one third shall become due and payable in one year, and the remaining one third in two years from date of first payment, with interest as provided in said act; and in case of default in either of said payments, or the interest thereon, the person thus defaulting for a period of sixty days shall forfeit absolutely his right to the tract which he had purchased, and any payment or payments he may have made: Provided further, That also, with the consent of the Indians, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to cause to be appraised and sold to the highest bidder, under such regulations and upon such terms as to payment as he may deem to be most advantageous to the said Indians, that part or parcel of said reservation described as follows: All that portion of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section twenty-seven and the west half of the northwest quarter of section twenty-six, in township twenty-five, range six east, lying east of the Sioux City and Nebraska Railroad, containing about fifty acres, more or less, conditioned, however, that the purchaser thereof shall erect, operate, and maintain a flouring mill thereon.

Approved, March 3, 1885.

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